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Below is the poem entitled WORD ON THE STREET, 2009 which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Pure pageantry, how publishers' banners

wave over tents. Flocks of readers graze

on glossy trades, leaflets, hardcovers 

and chapbooks. My friend, a true gent, stays

his ground. Maybe, it is the press of page;

Its forthright weave petitions for slants,

favors unique fonts, yet gilds no edge,

sees no need for illustration, just verdant

language. I did not intend to read

over his shoulder. He grins good-naturedly,

tweed makes an allowance. Each line, poetry,

he praises and I still my chatter. We feed

on gems, unrushed, but their brilliance spurs

a verbose woman and a man of his word.

*For David, a wonderful man, a devoted husband,
a loving and dedicated father. We know him here
as a poet who encourages, shares of himself freely,
and gives such solid advice. 

He is a poet who does not waste words, 
nor mince them. but he does send them out,
like lifeboats, when he spots chums in need.

Think the world of you, David.

I kidnapped David with a time machine.
The Word on the Street is a bookfair which
was held in Victoria park but is now held
downtown. SIGH. It was much nicer in the park,
early September. The squirrels would natter
from the trees, geese would fly by, low, aiming
for the pond


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  1. Date: 2/4/2014 2:03:00 PM
    This is a very beautiful poem..David is one of my favourite poets and yes a real gentleman as you well described dear..

  1. Date: 2/4/2014 12:01:00 PM
    Great for David! He's a real man.

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 6:55:00 PM
    See what you've done to all of us dear? There's at least a half dozen new sonneteers! ;) Charming & true! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 2:32:00 AM
    Cyndi this sounds just like the kind of place I tend to hang out, love the sonnet thank you very much, wife adores it as well, I feel very honoured and yes I am blushing, I am also stuck in sonnet mode at the moment ha ha.....David

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 8:46:00 AM
    A beautiful sonnet for our dear David. I am sure he will love this one. he is probably blushing. :) Love and hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 8:31:00 AM
    This a very moving tribute.. I would like to know David..........Tim